French sustainable energy company ENGIE sets up larger presence in Cyberjaya
By Digital News Asia August 20, 2020
- Decision underscores Cyberjaya as location of choice for tech firms to set base
- Operates 393 district heating and cooling networks globally, 4 of which are in SEA
ENGIE, a French multinational company in integrated and sustainable energy, has just opened their new office in Malaysia. ENGIE Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd will be operating out of Cyberview’s business complex at Persiaran APEC, Cyberjaya. Cyberview is the tech hub developer of the city of Cyberjaya.
This new office at CoPlace 3 is twice the size of Engie Services Malaysia’s previous office, which was located at CBD Perdana 2, also in Cyberjaya. The new office is built to accommodate the company’s growth and expansion in the country over the next few years.
ENGIE has been part of Cyberjaya for a long time now. Pendinginan Megajana, a joint venture between ENGIE Services Malaysia and Cyberview since 1998, provides round-the-clock chilled water for air conditioning to 51 buildings in Cyberjaya township’s data centres, malls and office towers.
CoPlace, where ENGIE is located now, is strategically placed in the heart of the vicinity powered by ENGIE’s district cooling technology.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to move here − to be closer to one of our most important partners, Cyberview, and also to showcase our cutting-edge district cooling technology, playing our part in contributing to Malaysia’s sustainability development towards carbon neutrality,” says ENGIE Southeast Asia CEO Pierre Cheyron.
District cooling produces chilled water centrally for distribution to nearby facilities through a network of insulated pipes to achieve efficient air conditioning of buildings. Through aggregating the cooling needs of a network of buildings, district cooling reportedly creates an economy of scale that drives efficiency, balances electric loads, and reduces fuel costs.
All in all, this technological approach is more efficient and generates substantial savings as compared to conventional standalone chiller plants.
ENGIE operates 393 district heating and cooling networks globally, including four district cooling plants in Southeast Asia. Besides Megajana in Cyberjaya, it runs the Northgate district cooling plant in the Philippines and the district cooling systems for the Punggol Digital District in Singapore.
“At Cyberview, we aim to champion Cyberjaya as a vibrant Global Tech Hub and the centre of Malaysia’s tech innovations. In addition to developing a holistic technology ecosystem here, we strive to enhance sustainability of our environment through technology. As such, we are delighted to have ENGIE, a globally renowned multi-national corporation, relocate to our state-of-the-art facilities right here in Cyberjaya,” says Cyberview managing director Najib Ibrahim.
“Their decision underscores Cyberjaya as the location of choice for technology firms to set up base, collaborate with local partners, and access the fast-growing Malaysian market within a green economy.”
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